Paul Sails for Rome
And when it was decided a that b we should sail for Italy, they delivered Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion of the Augustan c Cohort named Julius.
And embarking in a ship of Adramyttium, which was about to sail to the ports along the coast of Asia, we put to sea, accompanied by d Aristarchus, a Macedonian from Thessalonica.
The next day we put in at Sidon. And e Julius f treated Paul kindly and g gave him leave to go to his friends and be cared for.
And putting out to sea from there we sailed under the lee of Cyprus, because the winds were against us.
And when we had sailed across the open sea along the coast of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra in Lycia.
There the centurion found h a ship of Alexandria sailing for Italy and put us on board.
We sailed slowly for a number of days and arrived with difficulty off Cnidus, and as the wind did not allow us to go farther, we sailed under the lee of Crete off Salmone.
Coasting along it with difficulty, we came to a place called Fair Havens, near which was the city of Lasea.
Since much time had passed, and the voyage was now dangerous because even i the Fast was already over, Paul advised them,
saying, "Sirs, I perceive that the voyage will be with j injury and much loss, not only of the cargo and the ship, but also of our lives."
But the centurion paid more attention to k the pilot and to the owner of the ship than to what Paul said.
And because the harbor was not suitable to spend the winter in, the majority decided to put out to sea from there, on the chance that somehow they could reach Phoenix, a harbor of Crete, facing both southwest and northwest, and spend the winter there.
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Then Festus, when he had conferred with his council, answered, "To Caesar you have appealed; to Caesar you shall go.
But I found that he had done nothing deserving death. And as he himself appealed to the emperor, I decided to go ahead and send him.
And when Paul had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go on into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.
At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort.
So the city was filled with the confusion, and they rushed together into the theater, dragging with them Gaius and Aristarchus, Macedonians who were Paul's companions in travel.
But the centurion, wishing to save Paul, kept them from carrying out their plan. He ordered those who could swim to jump overboard first and make for the land.
The native people showed us unusual kindness, for they kindled a fire and welcomed us all, because it had begun to rain and was cold.
Then he gave orders to the centurion that he should be kept in custody but have some liberty, and that none of his friends should be prevented from attending to his needs.
And when we came into Rome, Paul was allowed to stay by himself, with the soldier that guarded him.
He lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him.
After three months we set sail in a ship that had wintered in the island, a ship of Alexandria, with the twin gods as a figurehead.
Leviticus 16:29 - 31
And it shall be a statute to you forever that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict yourselves and shall do no work, either the native or the stranger who sojourns among you.
Leviticus 23:27 - 29
Now on the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It shall be for you a time of holy convocation, and you shall afflict yourselves and present a food offering to the Lord.
On the tenth day of this seventh month you shall have a holy convocation and afflict yourselves. You shall do no work.
Since they had been without food for a long time, Paul stood up among them and said, "Men, you should have listened to me and not have set sail from Crete and incurred this injury and loss.
For in a single hour all this wealth has been laid waste." And all shipmasters and seafaring men, sailors and all whose trade is on the sea, stood far off